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Supreme Court: legal expenses insurance premium could not be recovered with costs

The successful party in a civil court case is not entitled to recover the cost of any 'after the event' (ATE) legal expenses insurance premium from an unsuccessful opponent, no mater how "reasonable" it was to have taken out the policy in the first place,... 30 Jan 2015

Lawyers warn of potential "chilling effect" of judicial review reforms on public authority challenges

Tougher costs rules which would apply to those seeking to challenge the decisions of government and other public bodies in the courts in England and Wales could have a "chilling effect" on legitimate challengers, lawyers and barristers have claimed. 24 Oct 2014

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Legal expenses insurance no bar to employment tribunal cost claim, says EAT

The fact that a successful party to an employment tribunal claim has her legal expenses paid by an insurer does not prevent him from claiming for costs, the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed. 24 Sep 2014

Supreme Court: pre-Jackson litigation costs recovery regime may have breached human rights law

The pre-2013 litigation costs recovery regime, under which successful parties to civil cases in the English courts could claim "disproportionate" conditional fee agreement (CFA) success fees and after the event legal expenses (ATE) insurance premiums from... 29 Jul 2014

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